Japanese Satuma Style Plate

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This Japanese designed divided tray is the first I've seen in this style. The brightly colored images are  painted with raised enamel and known as Japanese moriage style. The dimensional paint can easily be seen in this photo:


This style of painting was originally used in Kyoto, Japan, as early as 1890, carefully applied to porcelain. The technique continued to be used on exported porcelain as well as lower quality stoneware items  through the 1950's. All these pieces are now known as Satsuma style. More information can be found at


The images are those of Japanese immortals, a common theme on satsuma ware.



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